India and BASIC
- The 29th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change was held in Beijing, China.
Outcomes of the recent meet- demands by BASIC:
- The developed countries to take urgent action to close gaps and provide support to developing nations as a part of the commitment under the Paris agreement on climate change.
- Global climate action should promote climate justice by recognising the fundamental equality of all people in accessing economic growth and sustainable development.
- There is need for people’s participation and climate friendly lifestyles for addressing the challenge of climate change.
- Developed countries should take urgent actions to close the gaps, including revisiting their targets on mitigation under the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, and fulfilling their commitments of providing support to developing countries.
India and RCEP
- India decided to leave the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
- India rejects RCEP e-commerce chapter: India’s hopes for retaining the right to implement data localisation laws remain alive as Indian negotiators on Thursday declined to agree to the e-commerce chapter of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
- The e-commerce chapter contains clauses that, if India had agreed to them, would have prevented it from implementing data localisation rules on companies doing business in India.
India and NAM
- NAM summit: Vice-president M. Venkaiah Naidu represented India at the 19th Non Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Baku, Azerbaijan on October 25 and 26, marking the second time in a row that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the summit a miss.
India and G20
- G20 Summit 2019 : World leaders from 19 countries – and the European Union – are meeting inOsaka, Japan for latest edition of G20 summit.
- India has joined the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance
India and Quad countries
- Foreign ministers of the Quad countries – India, US, Australia and Japan – met on the sidelines of the UNGA meeting.